By Daphne Martschenko In early December 2018, I was invited to present at the Polygenic Prediction and Its Application in the Social Sciences conference at the University of Southern California, hosted by the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC) – a group of social scientists who are now conducting genetic studies on fraught social outcomes … Continue reading Breaking Down Academic Silos: An Example from a Historically-Burdened Field
By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?
A work in progress seminar with Steve Watson on January 11th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3. EduTwitter may be a uniquely British or even English social-media phenomenon, but it has, in the last five years been the site of extraordinary activity involving teachers, educators and consultants in an online engagement about state … Continue reading Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars
A work in progress seminar with Caroline Hart on January 25th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3. Caroline’s theoretical work builds on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology as well as Social Quality Theory. Caroline will offer some reflections on her research journey and how developing a model of aspiration … Continue reading Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?
This call for papers might be of interest to our members: “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” 30 and 31 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium The two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe” intends to be a forum to reflect on the relations between media, migration, and technology. These relations demand our fullest attention … Continue reading Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology
We are sharing the attached call for papers which might of interest to our members: Contributions can be submitted until 25 Jan 2019, following this link: https://www.dkg2019.de/anmeldung_fachsitzungsbeitraege_und_poster/ ; or sent to us via mail until 15 Jan 2019. Organisers: Sören Becker (Bonn University/ HU Berlin): firstname.lastname@example.org Gerald Aiken (Université de Luxembourg): email@example.com Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University): W.Eadson@shu.ac.uk Abstract: This … Continue reading CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South
World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries